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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai - The bravest girl in the world is back in Pakistan

She was the bravest girl in the world, defied the Taliban - was the victim of an attempted murder: Malala from Pakistan, at 20Yearsmeanwhile a young woman, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize since 2014.

More than five years ago, there were dramatic scenes in the Pakistani Swat Valley: Taliban fighters armed with pistols got into a school bus, asked about the 15-year-old girl named Malala - and then shot her in the head. The reason: Malala had campaigned for school education for the female population. Now the Nobel Prize winner is returning to her homeland for the first time.

More than five years after an attempted murder by the radical Islamic Taliban, the young Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has returned to her homeland, Pakistan. The child rights activist unexpectedly arrived early Thursday morning at the airport in the capital Islamabad and was taken to a hotel with a police escort. Just hours later, she met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for morning tea, as shown by pictures released by his office.

Pakistani media reported that Malala will be staying in Pakistan for four days. According to information from the Ministry of Information, she is supposed to meet a women's delegation led by the Pakistani director and Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. On Thursday afternoon there is to be a reception to which the army chief, ministers and activists are invited, according to the Prime Minister's office.

Malala's tearful speech

On her first visit, Malala gave an emotional speech. With tears in her eyes, she said, "I can't believe it's really happening - I've dreamed of going back home so often in the past few years."

Nevertheless, she is not impressed by the violence that the Taliban inflicted on her at the time. "I'm only 20 years old, but I've seen a lot," said Malala in her speech, according to media reports. “If it had been up to me, I would never have left this country”. Now she has come back to see her people. You will continue to work for the education of young people in Pakistan, she promised.

The Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi officially welcomed them: "I am very happy to welcome our daughter here". "You are the strongest of the Pakistani voices against extremism."

Meeting with friends and relatives


One of Malala's cousins, Mahmud ul Hassad, said she only had official appointments during the first two days in Pakistan - after that she wanted to meet family and friends. For security reasons, she could not travel to her homeland, the Swat Valley, but relatives and school friends would come to Islamabad. "We are so happy to see her again after so many years," said her cousin Mahmud. Malala has lived in Great Britain since the attack, where she was also treated.

Where Malala lives during her stay in Islamabad is kept secret. Many Pakistanis were happy about their return on social media on Thursday - but in the country's powerful conservative to Islamist circles, Malala is considered an agent of the West who spreads un-Islamic values. With the secrecy and police protection, her family and the Pakistani government apparently want to prevent the Taliban from completing another attack, which they could not manage with the first in October 2012.

At that time, masked Taliban fighters stopped Malala's school bus in the Swat Valley in northern Pakistan and shot her in the head. Malala was 15 and had campaigned for years to ensure that girls were allowed to go to school in her homeland, which was long ruled by the Taliban. At the age of eleven she had already told the BBC under a pseudonym in an online diary about life under Sharia law and the difficulties she and her friends had in going to school.

A Taliban fighter wrote a letter to Malala in 2013 saying she had been attacked for her "smear campaign against the Taliban". But still from the hospital, Malala gave a speech in which she said that she would not give up.

In 2014, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her commitment to children's rights to education. In April 2017, she became the youngest UN ambassador for peace ever.

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